In a destructive act of vandalism (picture above), the 16th green at The Timbers Golf Club in Vassar, Michigan was destroyed in late September. The damage – a constellation of holes appeared to have been made by a club – was done to a green featuring Penncross bentgrass, and likely will cost $20,000 to replace, reported The Saginaw News. Timbers GC superintendent Tim Sheridan posted pictures of the damage on the club’s Facebook page. Comments to the post included one by a local news station, which was to feature the unfortunate story on a subsequent newscast. Course manager Patty Tanner perhaps summed up the situation best, in a quote to The Saginaw News: “It’s disgusting.”
Editor’s Note: As of Oct. 5, the club reported the green’s renovation was coming along smoothly. Sheridan was planning to do the first mowing on the replanted turf during the second week in October.